JM and Nano One Enter Joint Development Agreement

Johnson Matthey (JM) of England and Nano One Materials Corp of Burnaby, BC have entered into a joint development agreement for lithium-ion battery materials. Under the agreement the companies will co-develop next generation products and processes for Johnson Matthey’s eLNO family of nickel-rich advanced cathode materials using Nano One’s patented One-Pot process and coated nanocrystal technology.

Nano One’s One-Pot process is designed to form a type of cathode material known as ‘coated single crystal’ which can deliver increased durability. The process will also enable these materials to be made directly from metal powders and lithium carbonate to address cost, energy and sustainability objectives across the entire lithium-ion battery supply chain.

Christian Gunther, JM’s Chief Executive/Battry Materials, said, “We are encouraged by Nano One’s innovations and believe its technology has the potential to offer significant advantages in terms of product performance, sustainability and manufacturing cost for our eLNO family of advanced cathode materials. We are looking forward to building business opportunities and a long lasting collaborative working relationship.”

Volume 35, Issue 11

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